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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, it's getting bad. I can't control myself in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by OneFast V First what is a 6.6 kit??? I think you mean the CS 8.8 kit. Also ...
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    First what is a 6.6 kit??? I think you mean the CS 8.8 kit. Also The LG coilovers are >$2700. If you want a relatively inexpensive coilover that still function fairly well buy the D2 coilovers (<$1000 for struts and springs). Also you would be surprised how fast a well setup V1 can be on the track, even relative to other cars out there.
    sounds like you have me dead to rights, huh.

    I was a mechanic in a past life, and I do my own work. Along with the LS2/T56 drivetrain, my mechanic experience is what makes a used V a fair deal. By 6.6 I mean a 6.6L kit: 4" stroke, 4" bore... nice and square, installed under the excuse of a rebuild

    I'm going to cut two 3.6 badges to make a 6.6 badge, and use it in place of the CTS badge.

    //thanks for the D2 tip

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    I vote Cadillac ATS for my "dream" daily driver and the V on weekends =)
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    You guys must drive long commutes to actually save $ having a commuter car versus just getting worse MPG with a V versus your commuter car. After the purchase of the car, insurance, maintenance ...how long does it take to save $?? How much do you actually save? Is that amount really worth driving some econ crap box? I couldn't do it.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    There is a coilover kit from Ksport available as well. I believe they are <$1k, but my impression is that you get what you pay for. People seem to say that they do well on the road, but don't belong anywhere near the track. Which I take to mean they really wouldn't be what I would want based on how I drive.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    You guys must drive long commutes to actually save $ having a commuter car versus just getting worse MPG with a V versus your commuter car. After the purchase of the car, insurance, maintenance ...how long does it take to save $?? How much do you actually save? Is that amount really worth driving some econ crap box? I couldn't do it.
    It is if:
    1. I don't want to put miles on my V that quickly just for commuting
    2. I enjoy modding the crap out of my V and don't mind if it is on jacks for a few days at a time
    3. I enjoy modding it so I don't have to rely on it to never have problems/break down
    4. I can prevent the major wear and tear associated with commuting (rock chips, interior materials wearing, more frequent fluid changes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    There is a coilover kit from Ksport available as well. I believe they are <$1k, but my impression is that you get what you pay for. People seem to say that they do well on the road, but don't belong anywhere near the track. Which I take to mean they really wouldn't be what I would want based on how I drive.
    I have run my D2's on the track and I will admit the spring that come with them are a little soft but I have firmed them up to 600/650 and plan to head back out to the track and see. remember they do have 32 levels of adjustment in the shocks. I have them pretty stiff
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by mstrjon32 View Post
    I am obtuse. Just because it's been in production for 50 years doesn't mean it's not horrible.

    The V is my commuter.
    Your in the wrong corolla lol.

    I may get a lot of bad looks for this but,

    I drive 100 mile round trip to work in one. Two lane road middle of nowhere, apex corners,tons of switch backs and off camber corners, downhill mountain slopes you name it this road has it on it. Someday I will video a drive on it and most people would be shocked at this road and how people commute on it.

    84 AE86 (corolla) is my weapon of choice for this. It is light, nimble, RWD, and is built for this kind of duty. Car is lowered with drift shock and spring setup and alignment, and a full poly bushing set. Not one for the power department but once it is wound up it will carve a corner better then most others. Helps to know the road as well. All while getting 35 mph to boot. only problem is tires last almost no time!

    I love the V but it would get tore to pieces from this road as it is a harsh environment.

    Look up AE86 in youtube and you will understand why I drive one as a commuter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKi_GVJbieg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g0r1fd7Shs
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    no wait i think you might be on to something. I don't have anything other than the V at the moment, but I might if it seems extra special.

    nothing beats the Geo Metro as cheap a commuter, imo.

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    Truth. I'm looking for the right metro (hopefully XFI) for my commuter. 58mpg??? Sign me up. I'll just have to put an awesome stereo in so I can forget how boring driving is.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    in the meantime, probably more likely, is one of these... (geo metros are hard to come by, and i'm sure that corolla is, too)

    a porsche speedster replica built on a VW bug chassis and motor

    my roommate left a job at the speedster shop recently, for a job working in oil fields near Dallas... the owner of the speedster shop is a great guy, and cuts his employees a no-resale deal on them...

    I want to start working there in the summer

    the downside to a 86 corolla or a geo metro is, I would be tempted to put $ into improving them

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    I used to drive a geo prism gsi 5 speed 90 miles round trip as my dd. Had about 180k on it. It wasn't to bad.
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    That Porsche replica is pretty sick but I'm pretty sure you would be tempted to soup up that engine too. You'd want it to be as fast as it looks I'm sure.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    it's light, and fast enough... I think one of the options is a 1000cc motor. The problem with making it fast is it doesn't handle. it's a boulevard queen.

    the wide body option with the wheels are extra, and I don't think I would want them. Behind me in this pic is one of the more conservative packages

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    And I, personally, like this option better...
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by izcain View Post
    84 AE86 (corolla) is my weapon of choice for this. It is light, nimble, RWD, and is built for this kind of duty. Car is lowered with drift shock and spring setup and alignment, and a full poly bushing set.
    A 1984 AE86 is a far a cry from a modern Corolla, so I'll give you this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0
    no wait i think you might be on to something. I don't have anything other than the V at the moment, but I might if it seems extra special.

    nothing beats the Geo Metro as cheap a commuter, imo.
    Haha that's my commuter. 94 metro xfi. About 50 miles per day and 25$ per week. WARNING driving a piece of shit commuter like this will save lots of miles on the V. However when you do drive it, watch out. Big difference lol
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